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KINGSTON — Minister with responsibility for Information, Telecommunication and Special Projects, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says the Government has not yet made a decision on the proposed deal between Digicel and Claro Jamaica.

“There have been a number of meetings internally (in) which the Prime Minister himself has been involved in. The Budget has kind of intervened and the Prime Minister speaks early next week (May 10), so I think that it will be something that will be followed up and dealt with in due course in terms of a decision, but it is definitely on the priority list,” Mr. Vaz said.

The Minister was responding to questions posed regarding the deal during May 4 post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House.

Digicel recently announced that it had entered into an agreement with América Móvil to acquire its Claro business in Jamaica, and to sell to América Móvil its businesses in Honduras and El Salvador.